May 15, 2021

UIU to award scholarships, free courses during state fair


FAYETTE — Upper Iowa University (UIU) will be awarding 15 lucky students with scholarships or free courses during the Iowa State Fair.

Visitors to the UIU booth in the Varied Industries Building on the fairgrounds in Des Moines will be able to enter their name in drawings to win a one-year tuition scholarship to attend UIU at the Fayette campus or to take a free UIU course online, as independent study or at a UIU education center. Four one-year tuition scholarships will be awarded on the last day of the fair, Aug. 22, and daily drawings will be held to award 11 free UIU courses.

“We are pleased to return to the Iowa State Fair with this exceptional opportunity for students,” UIU President Alan G. Walker said. “UIU has always been committed to helping students achieve their dreams. Especially in this challenging economy, we are stepping up our efforts to help students finance their education so that they can graduate with less debt than most of their peers from other Iowa colleges.”

Walker and other UIU volunteers will staff the UIU booth at the fair, visiting with alumni and providing information about UIU. The booth, #762 in the Varied Industries Building across from the grandstand, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the fair. The UIU mascot, Pete the Peacock, also will be on hand from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday during both weekends of the fair.

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